Feel Barbell Rows in Your Traps? Fix Your Form For a Strong Back!

A Muscular Man Performing Barbell Rows

You should feel rows in the middle and lower traps. The middle traps work when you retract the shoulder blades, whereas the lower traps are used when you depress the shoulder blades. That being said, you are more likely to feel rows in the upper traps (which you don’t want) if your stance is too … Read more

What Type of Bench Press is Best For Shoulders? (Revealed!)

What Type of Bench Press is Best For Shoulders

If you step into any fitness center, regardless of the time, you’ll usually find the bench press section brimming with passionate weightlifters. Let’s face facts, the bench press is probably the most popular exercise ever invented. However, if you’re someone who benches regularly you may have noticed issues with your shoulders. This could be aching … Read more

Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Biceps? (Solved!)

Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Biceps

The shoulder press is one of the best exercises to truly challenge your pushing muscles. In fact, I would say that pressing overhead is far more beneficial to your overall physique than the favoured bench press. However, you may have noticed that you often feel the shoulder press in various muscles other than those that … Read more

Are Push Ups to Blame For Your Rounded Shoulders? Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know

Do Push Ups Cause Rounded Shoulders

Surely, if you’re an individual who routinely does hundreds of push-ups, you’ve likely noticed significant improvements to your physical form. However, you may also have noticed that your shoulders have become more rounded. In fact, your posture isn’t great and you spend a lot of time slouched forward at the shoulders. So, are push ups … Read more

Are Shrugs Worth Doing? (4 Reasons to Dump Shrugs Forever)

Are Shrugs Worth Doing

The query, “Are Shrugs Worth Doing?” is often asked. When it comes to shrugs there are two very clear camps. Those who swear by doing shrugs for trap development and those who claim they have absolutely no effect. Look, we all want a great set of looking traps. In fact, I’ve often heard traps described … Read more

Is it Normal to Have Shoulder Bruises From Squats? (7 Facts & Fixes)

Shoulder Bruises From Squats

Have you ever had shoulder bruises because of squats? If so, I’m sure you’re wondering whether this is normal. Should you wear these bruises as a badge of honour or are you doing something wrong? I’ll now explain everything you need to know about squat bruises and what you can do about it. Shoulder Bruises … Read more

What’s the Difference Between Overhead Press and Military Press? (3 Pressing Facts)

What’s the Difference Between Overhead Press and Military Press

The primary distinction between an overhead press and a military press is predicated on the positioning of your feet and the manner in which you elevate the weight overhead. Standard overhead presses typically have your feet spaced out to shoulder-width. Conversely, the military press mandates your heels to be in contact. This necessitates significantly more … Read more

Should You Arch Your Back When Shoulder Pressing? (3 Things You Should Know)

Should You Arch Your Back When Shoulder Pressing

So, you want to know whether you should arch your back when shoulder pressing. An arch of the back is typically viewed as acceptable when you bench press. This is probably due to the fact that you are supporting much of the weight with a bench. However, there is no such “support” when you should … Read more

Can I Do Deadlifts With a Rotator Cuff Injury? (3 Factors to Consider)

Can I Do Deadlifts With a Rotator Cuff Injury

Who else wants to know, “Can I Do Deadlifts With a Rotator Cuff Injury?” An injury, any injury, is something that we all dread. There’s nothing worse than getting into a rhythm at the gym and then having your workouts cut short due to a strain, a sprain, a tear, or whatever else. More often … Read more